A recipe for creamy overnight oats flavored with almonds and strawberries. This healthy make-ahead breakfast is great for busy mornings.
Hello, friends! I’m bringing you an overnight oats recipe today. Are you familiar with overnight oats? Overnight oats are made by soaking oats with milk, refrigerating the mixture overnight, and consuming straight from the fridge in the morning. Think it sounds delicious? Keep reading! Think it sounds unappetizing? I did too. BUT, I changed my mind, and you will too – keep reading!
So, yes, to be completely honest with you, for the longest time I could not get on board with the idea of eating cold oats that had been sitting in the fridge overnight. But then, I actually tried it and it’s waaaaaaay better than I expected it to be. Plus, I realized I didn’t have to eat them cold (duh), I just warm the jar of oats in the microwave right before eating. It’s like having a bowl of creamy and flavorful oatmeal, but no cooking is involved. Zero. Zip. Zilch.
I’m all about the no-cook these days. The temperatures in Arizona have been brutal. Every summer I question why we live here, but just when I think I can’t stand the 100° temps any longer, autumn magically appears. I’ve learned that in order to make it through the summer I need to rely on no-cook recipes and lots of frozen treats (Coffee Toffee Ice Cream or Berry Swirl Frozen Yogurt Bark, anyone?).
The key to making oatmeal palatable is to sweeten and flavor it. Oats are really a blank canvas. This oatmeal is flavored with strawberry and almond. It is made with almond milk, a touch of almond butter, sliced almonds, strawberry jam, and fresh strawberries. I love the combination of flavors here, but feel free to swap around ingredients to make it suit your tastes. You can use other berries, you can skip the almond butter, or you can even swap the almond milk for an equal amount of regular milk. The key is to make it just the way you like it. Use my recipe as a base and go from there. 🙂
This oatmeal has been a go-to for my family lately. I double or triple the recipe below and I fill individual jars with it. In the morning all I do is warm them up in the microwave and add a splash of milk.
I hope you enjoy this healthy and hearty breakfast as much as we have.
- ½ cup old fashioned rolled oats
- ½ cup vanilla almond milk (sweetened or unsweetened)
- 1 teaspoon chia seeds
- 1 tablespoon strawberry jam
- 2 teaspoons honey, or more to taste
- 1 tablespoon almond butter
- 1 tablespoon sliced almonds
- 4 strawberries
- In a jar or bowl, combine oats, almond milk, chia seeds, jam, and honey. Stir until well combined and all the oats are covered in liquid. Cover and refrigerate overnight.
- For serving: warm oats in the microwave, if desired. Add almond butter and little more jam and stir just slightly so that you can see the swirls. Top with sliced almonds and strawberries.
This recipe originally appeared on Julie’s Eats and Treats where I am a regular contributor.